We've all seen the funny Elf on the Shelf poses people post online. Have you ever wondered how to make your Elf on the Shelf posable so you can have you Elf participate in funny shenanigans at night while your kids are sleeping? There are lots of tutorials out there on how to make an Elf on the Shelf posable, but I guarantee this is the quickest and easiest method you'll find on how to make an Elf posable. Including time to dig out the materials, it took me less than 10 minutes to make a posable Elf on the Shelf.
What you'll need to make your Elf on the Shelf posable
- One Elf on the Shelf
- 4 small (standard) paperclips
- Double-stick Velcro tape
How to make your posable Elf on the Shelf
Gather the materials you'll need. Straighten out the paperclips as best you can.
Use your scissors to carefully cut the string holding the Elf's hands together. Don't worry, we'll make them connectable at the end of the process.
Next, take one of the paperclips and wiggle it between the stitches in the mitten on the Elf's hand.
Push the paperclip all the way down into the Elf on the Shelf's arm and use the mitten to push it in so that you can't see the end.
Now you can make your Elf's arm bend to any position you wish!
Repeat the above process for the second arm. Wiggle the paperclip down through the stitches on the mitten and tuck in the end once the paperclip is in all the way.
Now both of your Elf's arms are posable!
Repeat the same process for both of the Elf's legs.
Check it out: now your Elf on the Shelf has posable legs, too! This is perfect for getting your Elf on the Shelf to stay on a shelf.
Next, get out your Velcro tape.
Cut two small pieces of tape (the mesh side and the stringy side) about 1/4 in wide.
You're all done! Now your Elf on the Shelf has posable arms and legs and hands that stick together!
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